Juanita Joyce (Berry) Halbert, age 86, of Paris died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at her home. She was born March 8, 1927 in New Blaine to the late Abb Berry and Ethel Horn Berry.

She was a longtime resident of Redondo Beach, Calif. before moving back to Arkansas in 1996. She worked for many years with her ex-husband (Tex Swanson) in California as business owners of a sheet metal shop called Formco.

Her Bible sat next to her chair and every morning she would read from it. She knew the Lord as her personal Savior.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Carla Thielen and Janet Rita Boatman; three sisters, Ann McMinn, Sue Faulkinbury and Gladys Garriott; one brother, Thomas Berry.

The Rev. Sandra Wiggins will officiate the service at Roller Funeral Home of Paris on Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris. Burial will follow immediately at Horn Cemetary in Midway.

She is survived by her husband of 30 yrs, Kenneth Halbert of Paris; one daughter, Linda Kalesh Feyen (Joe) of Paris; two sons, Tommy Boatman of Torrance, Calif. and Jimmy (Dawnette) Boatman of Tehachapi, Calif.; one sister, Billie Jo Ferguson of Pottsville and one brother, Glendall (Bullet) Berry of Paris; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her caregivers, Gina Price, Janice Rector, Debbie Phillips, Brenda Helton, Kim Samples and Eppie Gattis. Hononary pallbearers will be Angela Gonzales, Rachel Moore and Ricky Kalesh.

Paid death notice